An EU Horizon 2020 Project

Architecting More Than Moore

Wireless Plasticity for Massive Heterogeneous Computer Architectures

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Meet the Team

Dr. Sergi Abadal
Dr. Sergi Abadal

Sergi Abadal from UPC is the coordinator of WIPLASH. He worked on graphene terahertz antennas and network-on-chip for a decade and, in WiPLASH, he aims to bridge the antenna-architecture gap with the right communication protocols.
Dr. Eduard Alarcón
Dr. Albert Cabellos
Dr. Eduard Alarcón and Dr. Albert Cabellos

Eduard Alarcón and Albert Cabellos is a one-two punch from UPC with combined 40+ years of experience on the topics of WiPLASH. Eduard has a strong electronics background, while Albert is expert in networks. Pioneers of nanonetworking at the NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya.
Dr. Abu Sebastian
Dr. Abu Sebastian

Abu Sebastian from IBM Research brings his outstanding know-how in nanotechnology and in-memory computing to shape next-gen wireless AI accelerators in WiPLASH. For these topics, he won the prestigious Consolidator Grant from ERC_Research in 2016.
Dr. Irem Boybat
Dr. Irem Boybat

Irem Boybat is already more than a rising star in the fields of neuromorphic and in-memory computing at IBM Research. In WiPLASH, she will work on wireless-enabled AI accelerators.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme
Dr.-Ing., Universitätsprofessor Max Christian Lemme

Max Lemme is among the pioneers that brought graphene into the engineering community a decade ago and, in WIPLASH, he leads the integration graphene antennas and transistors in manycore chips. He is a professor at RWTH and CEO of AMO GmbH.
Dr. Zhenxing Wang
Dr. Zhenxing Wang

Zhenxing Wang, from AMO GmbH, has a very strong background on physics and 15-year experience on devices and circuits based on carbon nanomaterials. In WiPLASH, he will work on graphene device fabrication and integration. Welcome aboard!!
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Haring Bolívar
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Haring Bolívar

Peter Haring Bolívar leads the graphene antenna implementation & test in WiPLASH, as PI of UniSiegen. He has 20+ years of experience in terahertz optoelectronics for imaging and comms. A master of femtosecond phenomena as well!
Prof. Dr. Luca Benini
Prof. Dr. Luca Benini

Luca Benini is a pioneer of network-on-chip paradigm and open-source HW with pulp_platform. In WIPLASH, his team at University of Bologna contributes crucially in energy-efficient systems and multicore SoC design. A true privilege!
Dr. Davide Rossi
Dr. Davide Rossi

Davide Rossi is a Senior Assistant Professor at University of Bolonia. He has been involved in the pulp platform initative for a while, and his outstanding know-how in manycore low-power processors is a cornerstone of WiPLASH.
Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Renato Negra
Dr. sc. techn., Universitätsprofessor Renato Negra

Renato Negra leads the mmWave and terahertz transceiver design (including graphene RF components) as PI of RWTH in WiPLASH. His unique blend of expertise in high frequency electronics and graphene RF are an invaluable asset in the project.
Dr.-Ing. Mohamed Elsayed
Dr.-Ing. Mohamed Elsayed

Mohamed Elsayed is a researcher at RWTH University, where he obtained PhD in 2019. His works on graphene RF devices and circuits which is a perfect fit for WiPLASH, where he will contribute with graphene-based designs for millimeter-wave transceivers.
Associate Prof. David Atienza Alonso
Associate Prof. David Atienza Alonso

David Atienza (from EPFL) pioneered the area of smart embedded systems or edge computing for wearables and IoT 10+ years ago. In WIPLASH, he leads the AI-based low-power and thermal-aware design and run-time management of manycore chips. A privilege to have him!
Giovanni Ansaloni
Dr. Giovanni Ansaloni

Giovanni Ansaloni's research focuses on performance and energy optimisation methods for systems and algorithms in edge computing scenarios. He is a scientist at the Embedded Systems Laboratory of EPFL, and holds a from PhD degree from USI-Lugano (Switzerland).
Dr. Marina Zapater Sancho
Dr. Marina Zapater Sancho

Marina Zapater is a Scientist at the Embedded Systems Lab in EPFL. Her expertise in telecom and computer architecture are unvaluable assets in WiPLASH, where she contributes in the upper layers and leads the simulator development.
Dr. Alexandre Levisse
Dr. Alexandre Lévisse

Alexandre Lévisse is Scientist at the Embedded Systems Lab in EPFL. Graduate from CEA-LETI in Grenoble, his interests are emerging memory and transistor tech, in-memory computing, and accelerators - three key areas of WiPLASH.

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hermes logo HERMES - High Efficiency wiReless CMOS transceiver boosted by artificial intelligencE for 6G bandS and beyond
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EU logo This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 863337.

Project Coordination: Sergi Abadal (UPC)